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Bathtub Gardens ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Nestled quietly in the heart of the coastal mountains of the Pemberton Valley, British Columbia, Bathtub Gardens specializes in cut flowers and foliage. Utilizing farming practices which keep the environment in mind, and, proudly a certified organic farm, Bathtub Gardens offers a Community Supported Agriculture program.

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In return for their early investment, members receive a weekly bouquet or bucket of the certified organic specialty cut flowers. Every arrangement is made on the farm, preservative-free, from stems picked on the same day as or a day before delivery. Members make arrangements to pick up their share at select drop-off spots in Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish and Vancouver every Thursday.

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The season starts at about the beginning of June and goes on for 16 weeks. Full or Half seasons shares are available.  Memberships are fully transferable and are great shared with friends and family.  Two types of shares are available:  A weekly hand tied Bouquet or a Bucket full of blooms for you to arrange.

The Eden Project

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall! Eden is also a charity and social enterprise.

As well as creating stunning gardens and hosting fantastic arts and music events, much energy goes into running transformational social and environmental projects locally and around the world; creating unforgettable learning experiences for students; doing valuable research into plants and conservation; and running operations in the greenest possible way.











Browse all of Eden’s projects and programmes.

Vanessa Birley Designs

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Vanessa Birley‘s love of nature and in particular flowers, began many years ago in her parents’ garden in Surrey. Keen to help out, she would keenly pick whatever flowers she could get her hands on (without her dad seeing) and bring them into the house.

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Her love of coloring became transfixed for some years with doodle-art, and she gained her BA degree in interior design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Working with color, texture, pattern and design has instilled in her a passion for conveying her ideas in the form of beautifully made paintings and soft furnishings.

Cyrstal Ball to the Future

Friday, July 18th, 2014

glass-sphereGerman architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs.


British Garden Pink

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Floral Designer Simon Lycett rocked the world with gorgeous florals of the British Garden Pink, and delivered delicious arrangements good enough to eat, for British Flowers Week at New Covent Garden.simon-lycett-strawberries-3

Modern garden pinks belong to the dianthus family of plants which are native to the mountains of Europe and Asia.closeup.garden  pink







The Greek botanist Theophastus (371-287 BC) gave the dianthus it’s name: dios meaning divine and anthus meaning flower.

Pinks have been cultivated for hundreds of years, since before the time of Elizabeth I.  Pinks were known as feathered gillyflower in the 16th century.  They are referenced by Shakespeare in a Winter’s Tale.

Fascinating!  It seems that pink meaning flower predates pink meaning color!

Seeking Talented Floral Industry Professionals

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Did you know that you could find your dream job by following our job posts?

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Please see the “Jobs” section of our B|Brooks blog page!

Absolutely Stunning!!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Photographer Kirsty Mitchell creates Wonderland imagery on a grand scale with the help of a few friends!


B|Brooks closed JULY 4 – 6th for Independence Day!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014


Enjoy this Holiday Weekend!